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  1. It's going pretty well. The swelling is definitely decreasing day by day. I still feel like I'll have no idea what I'll look like but that's to be expected. I wouldn't be shocked if I'll need a small revision for a few asymmetries if they remain, but my surgery was quite a lot of work - more than we anticipated - so I'm not shocked by that, and the idea of having a small revision doesn't bother me. It seems like the area directly to the side of my bridge is more built up on one side than the other - noticeably so. Could be swelling, but feels pretty hard. We did agree that if I had to have ano
  2. I'm so excited for you!! I'm feeling better every day. The oral steroids are working their magic. It's definitely going to be a slower process for me than some but I'm definitely making good progress now don't hesitate to message me if you have any questions
  3. Thank you so much!!! That is absolutely wonderful to hear and I'm so happy for you. The oral steroids have started to budge some of the swelling so I'm feeling a bit better now! If only the bruises would go away ?
  4. Slowly improving. I'm looking less beastly and more human. Although this means I'm going to have to think of a new costume idea for Halloween. Exactly! I actually think it'll be heaps better by this weekend. Especially once I start the steroids today.
  5. One of the worst birthdays actually but at least I'm getting my face sorted ?
  6. Thanks! It went REALLY well. He was great. We're going to try oral steroids and he recommended a few things for the black eyes I still have. Definitely a great appointment and I feel heaps better!
  7. Definitely seeing some minor improvement. Still going to keep my appointment tomorrow to check on a few things but otherwise I'm just trying to be patient Which is hard when you are the least patient person in the universe
  8. Amen. I'd rather be alone forever than deal with that crap. If you need company, that's what dogs are for. I have two and am adopting another this week. Actually perhaps I have a problem. I have a weakness for abused dogs that need a good home. I digress but that being said, rather a problem dog than a problem boyfriend
  9. In my opinion, it sounds like you'd be better off without him. I doubt the great love of your life is someone who is so back and forth with you and doesn't seem to value or consider your feelings. He sounds immature. If I were you, I'd spend some time alone, get my mental health sorted, and then look at putting yourself back out there when you're ready. I know it seems hard now, and I've been in similar situations, but spending time on yourself is a wonderful thing and I've been happier as a single girl than I think I ever have been in a relationship. Just something to consider! Life is too s
  10. That is seriously so helpful thank you so much!! I really really appreciate it!!!! Hopefully the appointment on Monday goes well ? It's already going to be a miserable birthday so I'd like to minimise it as much as possible. I have a few things I just need some reassurance on before I can let it go. Like one side of my bridge is defined and nicely carved out and the other is completely broad and built up. It doesn't *feel* like swelling in that it doesn't compress if touched so I just want to make sure it is in fact swelling. I also wonder if that's the side the bone spur is on because I can f
  11. I think you might be looking at the before pictures thinking they're the after ? I currently look like Mr Potato Head 13 months seems like quite a while! You must be a very patient person!
  12. Thank you very much ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ I appreciate you and everyone on here so much. You make this experience that much easier ?
  13. Thank you!!! That really does make me feel better! I know I'm probably being so annoying I just am miserable. I miss my old face. I can't believe I used to think I was ugly ? 20/20 hindsight. It's so good to hear that you had it too and it did go down, though! We just have very special reactions to surgery I guess!!!
  14. Maybe I should hold a funeral for my old face ? My advice to everyone is to really think long and hard before having the surgery. I've worked for several different plastic surgeons, and I still don't feel like I was prepared for this. I'm sure once it's all settled and healed I'll be thrilled with the result, but it's definitely made me realise I could have lived happily enough with my old nose and that maybe I should have left things well enough alone! The one thing that eases my fears a bit is my trust in Andrew Greensmith's ability as a surgeon and all the evidence of his fantastic work th
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